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'''Marcus Aurelius''' (; ;In Classical Latin, Aurelius' name would be inscribed as MARCVS AVRELIVS ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS.Epiphanius of Salamis (c. 315–403), in his chronology of the Roman emperors, calls him ''Marcus Aurelius Verus'' (''vide:'' ''On Weights and Measures (Epiphanius)|Epiphanius' Treatise on Weights and Measures – The Syriac Version'' (ed. James Elmer Dean), University of Chicago Press 1935, p. 32) 26 April 121 – 17 March 180 AD) was Roman emperor from , ruling jointly with Lucius Verus until Verus' death in 169 and jointly with his son, Commodus, from 177. He was the last of the so-called Five Good Emperors. He was a practitioner of Stoicism, and his untitled writing, commonly known as ''Meditations'', is a significant source of our modern understanding of ancient Stoic philosophy. It is considered by many commentators to be one of the greatest works of philosophy. During his reign, the Roman...
SuccessionRoman emperor|Joint 16th Emperor of the Roman Empire
Reign8 March 161 – 17 March 180
PredecessorAntoninus Pius
SuccessorCommodus
RegentLucius Verus {{small|(161–169)}}
Commodus {{small|(177–180)}}
Issue14, incl. Commodus, Marcus Annius Verus, Antoninus and Lucilla
DynastyAntonines|Antonine
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MotherDomitia Lucilla
Birth date{{birth date|121|4|26|df=y}}
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